Château Cambon La Pelouse Haut-Médoc 2009
54% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
The 60 hectare Haut Medoc vineyard of Chateau Cambon La Pelouse is planted to 52% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. The current vineyard plantings show a change in their makeup, as all the Cabernet Franc has now been removed.
The vineyard is well placed in the commune of Macau, not far from Chateau Cantemerle and Chateau Giscours. On average, the vines are 25 years of age. The vines are young because the majority of the vineyard was replanted in 1975.
The vineyard needed replanting because after it was decimated in the frost of 1956, the vineyard was abandoned, as it was too costly to replant for the owners at the time. It remained fallow until it was purchased by Jean Pierre Marie.